15 Dec 2013

Brian Morris remembers the 1981 Springbok Tour

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:27 pm on 15 December 2013

Ngāti Kahungunu Rongowhakaata Brian Morris was a Hawkes-Bay-representative-rugby-playing-school-teacher in 1981 when he made a stand against apartheid and the Springbok tour. He talks about that period, where families divided, the catch-cry was 'politics and sports don't mix' and, South Africans Steve Biko (1946 - 1977) and Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013) become household names.